Table 4

Intervention characteristics, drug-related problem (ASHP Classification), ATC code (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification System)

CharacteristicsInterventions
Number of interventions175 (90.8% of patients)
GenderWomen, 104 (59.4%); 38 patients
Men, 71 (40.6%); 21 patients
Point of the interventionAdmission, 98 (56%)
Hospitalisation, 77 (44%)
Accepted152 (86.9%)
Drug-related problemActual and potential adverse drug events33 (19%)
Medication prescribed inappropriately for a particular condition29 (17%)
Therapeutic duplication18 (10%)
Inappropriate dose17 (10%)
Medication with no indication15 (9%)
Condition for which no drug is prescribed14 (8%)
Length14 (8%)
Schedule13 (7%)
Failure to receive the full benefit of prescribed therapy8 (5%)
Actual and potential drug-drug that are clinically significant6 (3%)
Drug-disease that are clinically significant4 (2%)
Lack of understanding of the medication2 (1%)
Inappropriate dose renal impairment1 (1%)
Dosage form1 (1%)
ATC CodeA - Alimentary tract and metabolism7 (4%)
B - Blood and blood forming organs7 (4%)
C - Cardiovascular system15 (9%)
G - Genitourinary system and sex hormones3 (2%)
H - Systemic hormonal preparations, excluding sex hormones and insulin2 (1%)
M - Musculoskeletal system2 (1%)
N - Nervous system137 (78%)
S - Sensory organs2 (1%)